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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Gelato?

That’s right, I said Gelato. I know, I know … not quite what we’re used to up here in New England when it comes to cold, creamy treats, but what a way to break tradition. And the best news is that you can judge for yourself on Friday, July 15, from 3-5 pm in the […]

How to Care for Your Christmas Tree

For many of us up this way, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a brightly-decorated evergreen tree planted smack in the middle of the living room. Ah, how the smell of pine brightens the senses and revives those memories of holidays seasons long past where glass ornaments sparkled (at least until a cat or kid […]

Santa Says the Best Christmas Trees are in the Barn

The Holiday Season is here once again and it’s time to start talking turkey and thinking about what the heck to buy old Uncle Elmer that will top that pair of plaid support stockings you gave him last year. It’s also time to embark on that most glorious of all holiday expeditions … the search […]

Seeing Green at Dimond Hill

It’s been a spell since my last posting, and with all those cards, letters and comments Jane received about my blog writing talents last season … I’m lucky she’s lettin’ me post now. I promised Jane I’d be more focused and get right to the point this season, so here goes: We’ve got good news […]

So, You Think You Want a Garden …

Nothing is quite as Norman Rockwell as the backyard garden we picture in our mind’s eye each spring … and nothing is quite as Stephen King as that overgrown patch of weeds that we mow around all summer in hopes of wrestling enough food away from the aphids and groundhogs to harvest a decent sized […]

Buying Local: One Way to Stand Up Against GMOs

Getting to be that time of year for farm stands across the state to reopen with a whole new crop of seasonal favorites and local products that are both tasty and healthful and still grown as nature intended. You’ve heard us preach before about the invasion of GMO foodstuffs that now crowd our grocery shelves […]

How to Care for Your Cut Christmas Tree

For many of us up this way, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a brightly-decorated evergreen tree planted smack in the middle of the living room. Ah, how the smell of pine brightens the senses and revives those memories of holidays seasons long past where glass ornaments sparkled (at least until a cat or kid […]

Start Your Christmas Shopping on Dimond Hill

One of my favorite Christmas Carols is the old standard: Oh Christmas Tree. Every time I hear it on the radio or record player I perk up a bit and imagine the colorfully decorated and brightly lit trees that became the centerpiece of our holiday celebrations. Trouble is, I never seem to remember the words […]

The Haunting of Dimond Hill …

Gather round the hearth my friends and warm yourselves by the fire, safe from the wind and the rain … but not, perhaps, from the chill that’s likely to tickle your spine as I tell you a tale of the ghosts of Dimond Hill. You see, the Dimond Hill Farm seems to sit at a […]

Playing in the Pumpkin Patch …

Remember back when dad would pile the family into the station wagon and motor off down one country lane or another, all the time reminiscing about the way things used to be … back when people were nicer, kids were more polite and he had more hair. Ah, those were the days when we could […]